Amazing playable tribute to old-school Nintendo games

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In the 80’s Nintendo nearly single-handedly resurrected the home console market after the fateful, ET and Pac-man induced crash of ‘83. If you’re like me, you grew up on a steady diet of all things Nintendo. Games like Double Dragon, Mega Man, Mario and the notoriously difficult Battletoads helped coin the term “Nintendo Hard,” which, surprisingly, isn’t a description of my elevated excitement when I hear that Shigeru Miyamoto’s working on a new game. If you have a fond recollection of those mind-bogglingly difficult games, I urge you to take a look at this flash based, nostalgic tip-of-the-hat to games of an age past.

It features Double Dragon’s end boss Abobo on an adventure through the worlds of, and featuring characters from other games from that era.

Abobo’s son has been kidnapped and now it’s up to you to help Abobo fight his way through some of the greatest NES games of all time in order to rescue him.
Not only does Abobo have to fight through these classic games, but he has to adapt to their varying gameplay styles. Gameplay ranges from beatemup, to underwater platformer, to side-scroller, to top-down dungeon crawler, wrestling, run-and-gun, boxing, and MOAR

Fun, funny and playable in your browser right now, Abobo’s Big Adventure is sure to tug at your nostalgic heart-strings. And then make you want to break stuff. So many references and parodies…think you can name them all?

Last Updated: January 12, 2012

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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